|AX WOUND UPDATE
||[Aug. 1st, 2009|09:16 am]
Ax Wound: Gender & The Horror Genre
Dear People Who Give A Fuck About My Projects:|
My life has been taking lots of unexpected turns with family type things that have been incredibly hard to deal with and stay sane and high functioning. Since I always hope my projects are collaborative in nature I feel like a giant douche not keeping people in the loop. I have gotten emails asking what is happening with these two projects so I wanted to write a formal update for everyone who actually cares. And the fact that there are people who actually care is amazing and incredible and thank you.
The majority of the content for AW #3 is complete. I am editing some essays, finishing up some interviews, creating a few comedic feminist horror quizzes and crosswords, etc. Rachael Deacon (whose work can be seen and purchased at rdeacon.etsy.com) is doing amazing illustration work for this issue. Rachael is hard at work right now doing some very amazing work for the issue as I get the content and interviews all finished. Once I have all of those things together I will begin the cut n' paste part (my favorite). If you are involved with the new issue in one way or another and haven't heard from me, please forgive me. I'm learning a lot about organization and management and yes, iv been behind. I apologize. You will all be hearing from me very soon.
The new deadline is Sept 15th. When have you known me not to go through at least 4 deadlines before sticking to one? I like this date better anyway because it is the one year anniversary of when I finished and photocopied Toxic Shock Girldom #1: Grit! Spit! Cum! Glitter! in Halifax, NS. So, that makes it feel like a date i'd really like to stick too. Also, the wonderful thing about 'zines is you go at your own pace. Ax Wound is my fuckin' monsterchild and I want this new issue to be as awesome as possible. I want to really show how amazing women are in the horror industry and all the fascinating things people are doing in various creative mediums to further the advancement of women in the horror industry.
Once the issue is officially out and on sale and in the mail I will launch Ax Wound Radio. That very first episode will be the "release party" of the issue. It will feature people published/interviewed/part of Ax Wound #3 reading and talking about the content and films and issues brought up.
Also, once this issue is out I am hoping to pay more attention to the website and finding ways the not let years go in between issues. Regardless,
Thank you so much for understanding this is a slow process. A process that is incredible and meaningful and frustrating and awesome.
Hearts & Butcher Knives,